The process of change of very large systems, such as a country, is essentially described as a succession of chronological events. This viewpoint provides some critical issues regarding the development of the system of interest. However, it may not describe the dynamics of critical historical events occurring throughout the formation of the system. There is a need to pay attention not only to critical historical events, but also to the dynamics of the step changes. How did Mexico State evolve to be the way it is today? How regulated has it been through time? This is an attempt to escape from the traditional chronological description of historic events. Complexity science provides new and more fruitful conceptions, and more effective ways for studying self-organisation and self-regulated complex systems. This paper explores a major step change of the origin of modern Mexico State: pre-Aztec and Aztec dominion. The aim is to develop a fundamental understanding of the complexity of Mexico State system behaviour throughout its formation. This is with the aim to develop models that can be employed in engineering the future step changes of the system.
change, complexity, novelty, systems
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